I adore broccoli. Maybe, subconsciously, that is why I decided to blog about it on Valentines Day. I just cant get enough of this delicious cruciferous vegetable. Did you know that it contains almost twice as much vitamin C as an orange? Amazing, huh? Usually I stick to roasting it with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt to help bring out its natural sweetness. Cooked like that, it is better than popcorn. My husband and I often devour a whole baking tray of the crispy little florets. But today I decided to make something a bit different this roasted broccoli and white bean soup.
Today something really nice happened after a long time. My first thoughts were those of my dad, my baba. My dad was enormously invested in every aspect of my upbringing, be it helping me put together projects, staying up nights with me before exams or getting the best of the sweets and pastries in town to celebrate my success. In fact, when I go back home I still find my report cards (1st to 10th), all merit certificates neatly stacked in a file till today. It’s just that he is not around. The immensity of emotions, feelings and love that I feel he would have felt had he been here today is something I cannot put down in words. My dad passed away 13 years back but I almost feel like I am in school and I have done really well in a test and waiting for baba to get home in the evening and acknowledge my success. I miss him. My eyes swell up with tears as I write this but I know for sure he is around!!!